News Bulletins

New art exhibit at 22 London launches Oct. 29

Press release from 22 London: High Anxiety is the fourth exhibition at 22 London from The Collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull. Examining our unstable times through a multiplicity of artistic positions and voices High Anxiety brings new perspectives to bear on themes such as identity, forced migration, politics, technology, corporate culture and a […]

BCHHS and USDA warn SNAP and FNS clients of possible scam attempt

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) warns the community about a text messaging scam targeting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Nutrition Services (FNS) clients. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently informed local SNAP offices of SNAP fraud attempts that seek to obtain […]

Vance Birthplace announces schedule for its virtual Appalachian Folk Festival

Press release from the Vance Birthplace:  Our annual Appalachian Folk Festival celebrates the traditions and cultures of the people who called the North Carolina mountains home in the early 1800s. This year’s virtual event will have three components bringing the visitor experience right into your home. Virtual Festival: From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at […]

Amazon launches new Mills River delivery station

Press release from Amazon: Amazon’s new delivery station in Mills River is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed associates inside the more than 110,000 square-foot building for the first time this month to celebrate its Day 1 of operation. The delivery station has already created more than 60 new full-time jobs paying at least $15 […]

Wildlife Commission seeks information on Hellbender sightings

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: With fall fishing right around the corner, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, particularly anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Reported sightings are an important part of a long-term inventory and monitoring project for hellbenders that agency staff, along with […]

Medicaid waiver recipients to receive additional support during COVID-19 pandemic

Press release from N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: NC Medicaid beneficiaries on the NC Innovations Waiver who are attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 public health emergency can now receive waiver support during remote learning. The NC Department of Health and Human Services requested a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and […]

UPDATED: APD seeking assistance to locate Reshod Lamar Henderson

Updated on Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m:  Reshod Lamar Henderson is in custody. He is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility on a $125,000 secured bond. We would like to thank the United States Marshals Service Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in taking Henderson into custody. Press release from Asheville Police […]

Buncombe releases agenda for Oct. 5 Planning Board meeting

Press release from Buncombe County: Attached is the Agenda for the October 5, 2020 Planning Board meeting.  Information about this meeting can be found here: Application documents and maps can be found by searching on the Development Project Portal, or directly at the links below for each project on this agenda: ·         Lower Grassy Major Subdivision ·         Virginia Commons […]

Asheville City Council clears way for automated water metering system

Press release from City of Asheville: Coming your way in 2021: smart water meters. At their Sept. 22 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with Cavanaugh and Associates to develop, facilitate and complete the Request for Proposals process for selection of an “advanced metering infrastructure system.” That’s a mouthful but […]

Dogwood Health Trust CEO Antony Chiang to resign

According to a Dogwood Health Trust spokesperson, Antony Chiang’s departure is effective Sept. 23. The Board of Directors plan to appoint an interim CEO by the end of October. Statement from Dogwood Health Trust: September 23, 2020 Dear Community Partners, Today, Dogwood Health Trust announced that Antony Chiang will be stepping down as CEO of […]

Deadline for the Legends & Lore folklife roadside marker program is Oct. 2

Email from North Carolina Folklife Institute: The Fall 2020 deadline for the Legends & Lore folklife roadside marker program is coming up on OCTOBER 2! The applications now online at the Pomeroy Foundation’s website, HERE. The North Carolina Folklife Institute is partnering with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation of New York to administer the Legends & Lore Roadside Marker Grant […]

Asheville City Schools will continue remote learning access until Oct. 16

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Good Afternoon Students, Staff and Families.  This is Dr. Gene with a return to learn update. First and foremost, I would like to applaud our staff and families for the outstanding job you’ve put forth this semester.  I realize remote learning hasn’t been without its challenges and could never […]

Lenoir-Rhyne Equity and Diversity Institute to host virtual networking event

Email from Lenoir-Rhyne Equity and Diversity Institute: Join us for the Lenoir-Rhyne Equity and Diversity Institute’s very first VIRTUAL Folding Chair Session!  Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7pm. Want to sit at the table with a diverse group of equity advocates?  Join us for this FREE, inclusive networking event as we discuss Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity. The […]

Hendersonville leaf collection begins Oct. 19

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: On Monday, Oct.19, the City of Hendersonville will begin their fall bulk leaf collection service for city residents. Bulk leaf collection will continue throughout the season and conclude on Thursday, Dec. 31. During bulk leaf collection, city residents should pile loose leaves as close to the street, curb, […]

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Sierra Club hosts Oct. 1 webinar on environmental stakes of 2020 election

Press release from the WNC Sierra Club: On Thursday, Oct. 1, Ken Brame, political chair for the WNC Sierra Club, will provide insights on the most competitive races. He will also discuss prospects for changing the N.C. General Assembly, will explore how election outcomes will shape the environment next year and what you can do […]

LoriKay “LK” Paden named new Hendersonville Family YMCA executive director

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina: LoriKay “LK” Paden is full of energy and enthusiasm, qualities she will bring in abundance to her new role as executive director of the Hendersonville Family YMCA. “She’s all about positive energy, attitude, and spirit,” said Jesse Boeckermann of Montreat College, who recently nominated Paden for the ATHENA […]

State Board updates cure process to ensure more lawful votes count

Press release from North Carolina State Board of Elections: The State Board of Elections on Tuesday announced changes to the absentee voting process to make it easier for a voter to fix problems with their absentee ballot. The changes were included in a joint motion asking the court to approve a settlement with plaintiffs in a […]

Haywood County Public Library reopening Sept. 28

Press release from Haywood County Public Library: Beginning Monday, September 28th, the Waynesville and Canton branches will begin limited public access with “Grab & Go” browsing and checkout. For the safety of staff and the public, face masks covering the mouth and nose will be mandatory for those 5 years and older. The Waynesville and Canton […]

Gov. Cooper announces additional $40 million COVID relief for small businesses

Press release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper: Some North Carolina small businesses that have experienced extraordinary disruption to their operations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may benefit from a $40 million relief program to help offset fixed costs like rent, mortgage interests and utility bills, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. “Small businesses […]

From The Center Square: Extended jobless benefits for North Carolina residents in the pipeline

Originally published by The Center Square: (The Center Square) – North Carolina residents have started receiving extra weekly unemployment benefits of $300 as a result of an authorization by President Donald Trump, according to a state-by-state tally published by the Forbes website. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has indicated it will provide six weeks worth of […]

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